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Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets. By Natalie Knight originally published on roarmag.org featured image by Sharon Kravitz “I brought you all some water,” I said to the ragtag crew of six holding our “All Nations Unite With Wet’suwet’en” banner across the … Continue reading Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

Update on Unist’ot’en Camp (Thursday AM)

Today the Coastal Gaslink company will be negotiating with the Wet’suwet’en traditional leadership. They may potentially allow workers past the barrier at Unist’ot’en Camp to conduct “pre-construction” activities. However, the compliance with the temporary injunction is not a surrender on the part of the Wet’suwet’en. It was a tactical maneuver to gain advantage in the … Continue reading Update on Unist’ot’en Camp (Thursday AM)

Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction

On Monday, January 7th, Canadian federal police raided the Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidumt’en Territory on unceded indigenous land in what is commonly known as British Columbia, Canada. The Access Point is the forward position of a pipeline occupation held primarily by the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The Unist’ot’en have been occupying … Continue reading Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction

Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Featured image by Comunicación Sin Paredes.      by John McPhaul / Cultural Survival On August 9, 2018, the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Costa Rican National Front of Indigenous Peoples made up of members of the Cabecare, Bribri, Teribe, Ngöbe and Ngöbe Bugle Peoples gathered at the National Assembly and issued a … Continue reading Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

PURÉPECHA MUNICIPALITY NAMES THIRD COUNCIL OF ELDERS TO THEIR COMMUNAL GOVERNMENT      by El Enemigo Común / Intercontinental Cry On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for … Continue reading Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Featured image: Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya. Joan de la Malla, Author provided      by Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University; Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, University of Helsinki; Catherine Robinson, CSIRO; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Hayley Geyle, Charles Darwin University; Ian Leiper, Charles Darwin University; James Watson, The University of Queensland; … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

Featured image: Marie Persson Njajta, Stefan Mikaelsson och Mona Persson, members of the Sami Parliament with the proposal to support the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth      by Rights of Nature Sweden / Intercontinental Cry During the Assembly meeting ​​May 25th, the Sami Parliament decided to support the Universal Declaration of the Rights of … Continue reading Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Featured image: Indigenous inhabitants of one of the floating islands in Lake Titicaca greet a tour group from Puno, Peru. David Stanley / CC BY 2.0      by Peter Veit / World Resources Institute via Ecowatch Much of the world’s land is occupied and used by Indigenous Peoples and communities—about 50 percent of it, involving more than 2.5 billion … Continue reading 5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th